Maize was or is the term used for Corn in the United Kingdom and Ireland and since Malaysia was colonised by the British, maize it was to me for the longest ever, until there came Sweet Corn in the Malaysian markets. I did not realised that Maize and Corn are the same becauce the difference in taste and texture were totally different, the maize was woody, starchy and it took a lot of mouth grinding to finish a cob, while the sweet corn needed no introduction espeicially when we are here in sweet corn Heaven. In Chinese Medicine, corn and celery are used as a stomach tonic, carrot and tomato promote digestion, lastly the humble potato heals inflammations and is used as an energy tonic. With these goodness in a soup, what can go wrong?
2 ears of fresh corn - cut into 1 1/2 inch slices
3 large tomatoes - quartered
2 stalk celery - cut into 1 inch lengths
2 carrots - peeled and cut into 1 inch lengths
2 potatoes - peeled and cut into halfs
2 lbs pork spareribs/neck bones
Salt to taste